In celebration of International Women’s Day this week, we invited ten of our amazing female clients to join our table at the Business Chick’s luncheon at Crown Palladium. The event was a wonderful opportunity to celebrate and acknowledge the fantastic achievements of women around the world, represented by three incredible guest speakers; Marita Cheng, Susan Alberti AC and JoAnna Ferrari.
Marita Cheng, founder of Robogals & aubot, shared her inspiring journey of persistence which led her to be named the 2012 Young Australian of the Year at a tender age of 23. Along with running robotics workshops for over 70,000 girls across 11 countries, Marita recently launched Teleport Brain Control that allows people with a disability to attend school or work remotely via a telepresence robot.
Susan Alberti AC, now an icon of the building industry and key contributor to the formation of the Australian Football League Women’s, shared how her life story of humble beginnings and tragic loss propelled her to become instrumental in promoting juvenile diabetes research in Australia.
JoAnna Ferrari showed how she has turned the many challenges in her life into a powerful comeback story and the strategies she has developed over her 30+ years as a successful business leader to embrace change and “harness the power of transitions”.
It was an incredible feeling to be surrounded by 1,500 women in the one room who are passionate about empowering and supporting each other.
“It doesn’t matter how old you are or how smart you are. All that matters is your imagination and how your creativity can conquer reality.” – Marita Cheng
We are very proud to announce that our very own Dylan Verney will be competing in the 2018 Noosa Triathlon later this year and has committed to raising $2,000 for the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation in the process!
In our efforts to continually give back to the broader community and support worthwhile causes, we are delighted to show our support for one of our team members as he trains for and competes in Australia’s most famous Olympic distance Triathlon.
The event will take place on 4 November 2018 and involves a 1.5km swim, 40km cycle and 10km run.
If you would like to make a tax deductible donation to the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation and help Dylan on this journey, please click here.
From all the team here at McQueen, we wish Dylan all the best!
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If you’ve ever rung our office or popped in for a visit, you will have met our brilliant Client Concierge; Sarah White.
Sarah is constantly praised by visitors as being the most delightful and happy person they have ever encountered when enterting an office environment.
We love working with Sarah as not only does she delight and make all visitors to our office feel welcome, she fosters an inclusive social environment for our team.
Today we have put Sarah on the spot and asked her to share with us, what it is she loves about working at McQueen.
McQueen is the most progressive, unified and exciting company I have ever worked for.
Our working environment is so positive, and our team his dedicated to achieving both our common and our personal goals.
Our culture is rich and colourful, and there is no hierarchical culture or sense of entitlement at any level of the business. The three words that come to mind when I describe McQueen’s culture are: diverse, cohesive & engaging. The business truly values and appreciates each of our contributions and acknowledges all of our achievements.
I love that our team is strongly encouraged to voice our opinions, thoughts & feelings on the business itself, and on how we can continually work to improve our culture & productivity. Everyone’s opinions are valued and taken seriously, which this creates a wonderfully open forum for discussion.
McQueen genuinely cares about all of their staff and is strongly invested in our training and development. We are all given mentoring and guidance with developing both hard & soft skills to assist us in reaching our fullest potential. The importance of being adaptable to change (both individually and as an organisation) is often highlighted to us.
McQueen invests in our education and understands the importance of building our confidence to be independent thinkers and autonomous workers.
I feel that I will reach my fullest potential whilst working at McQueen as we are all held responsible and accountable for our goals and our completion of tasks. We are constantly challenged to improve our skills and think outside the box. Everyone is always happy & willing to share their knowledge on a wide range of topics to those less informed, and we are frequently reminded that all of us have something worthwhile to contribute to a group forum, no matter how small or seemingly trivial we may feel it is.
Through the skills I have developed in my two-year career so far with McQueen, I have been able to successfully navigate scenarios and speedbumps that I would never have been able to previously. My creative thinking and problem-solving skills have never been better.
I’m excited for 2017 with McQueen!
If you haven’t met Sarah yet, give her a call or pop into our office to say Hi.